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I am currently working on a post-doc position at the laboratory of
Prof. Crailsheim at the "Department for Zoology" at the
University of Graz (Austria).
My research fields are:
artificial collective intelligence within robot
swarms (member of projects
SYMBRION and REPLICATOR).
Application and re-embodiment of self-organized animal
behavior in autonomous robots.
Study of animal behavior, with strong emphasis on
social insects (honeybees).
Investigating the phenomena of self-organization
and of swarm intelligence.
multi-agent models and simulations.
Please visit my modeling site with a lot of
online-simulations of self-organized animal behavior here.
addition to the topics mentioned above, I am also working on the
One of my favorite tasks is education. I (currently) give the
following courses at the University of Graz (Austria) and at the
University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten (Austria):
"Biological modeling" (self-organization, behavior,
ecology and evolution) [3 hours/week]
"Methods in the analysis of social systems" [1.5
chapters of simulation I and II" [2 hours/week]
"Self-organization of biological systems" [2
"Modelling the environment and the
effects of civilization" [2 hours/week]
"Methods in the analysis of social
systems" [1.5 hours/week]
chapters of simulation III and IV" [2 hours/week]
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